Let the darkness be your guru that guides you on the way to yourself.
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What is a Darkness Retreat?
The darkness retreat is also called dark therapy, dark yoga or dark meditation. Being a time of spiritual experience, it is about finding the light of the soul as well as answers from within.
For me personally, the darkness retreat is the original path to enlightenment because after a while the inner light becomes visible even physically. In this context, the term “enlightenment“ therefore obtains a different meaning.
The darkness is an elementary power that helps us to develop ourselves personally and spiritually. When we dedicate ourselves to it for a longer period of time, we experience the being and the powers, that are greater than we are, an experience that goes deeper and deeper. Dark reatreats are practised in all traditional cultures, especially in Japan, India, and Tibet.
In Bön, the pre-Buddhist religion of Tibet, the dark retreat is called the royal road of meditation. Using the night as a way to diminish stimuli and decondition ourselves belongs to the repertoire of self-discovery of all cultures and religions.
You can have many different kinds of spiritual experiences during a dark retreat. Often, self-awareness deepens. It can also lead to contemplation, observation of mental processes, the experience of the primal sound and primal light, encounters with spiritual beings, decedents, figures of light, forces of nature etc., an experience of emptiness, death experiences, an experience of reincarnation, sense of a second body: the bioplasma body.
There is no objective method to conducting a dark retreat. The path through darkness is a fundamentally individualistic one; there is no mandatory route through the night that you have to follow. You will realize that the darkness itself is a technique. She is your teacher and leads you to where you find your healing. The being itself is the journey.
Bianca describes her darkness retreat as follows:
"My darkness retreat was like a round-the-world trip, during which many things became clear to me. The senses open towards the heart, the soul and the mind. With Bharati's affectionate support I felt very secure."
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There are no special indicators for a dark retreat and no contraindications. Physically and mentally you should be in a good state in order to be able to process all impressions inside and outside yourself well. Dark therapy doesn't deal with single problems but captures the human being as a whole in order for it to feel associated with and connected to the universe.
It is possible to book this experience of darkness as a retreat for a single person or for couples and small groups. After a phone or skype call, you decide the length of your dark retreat. In my experience, the inner light becomes visible to the physical eye after three to five days. Afterwards, the spiritual experiences start to deepen. That's why I recommend spending a minimum of 10 days up to a maximum of seven weeks in the darkness, instead of staying only for a couple of days. In the end, though, you decide yourself how long your retreat is going to last.
If you wish, I will come to see you once a day for about an hour of conversation.
During the whole retreat I recommend that you fast. That means that you only drink juice, tea and water. If you wish, I will bring you light vegetable soups and/or smoothies. I am also happy to organize daily vegetarian food for you for a small additional charge.
In order to prepare yourself for the dark retreat, it is beneficial if you forego animal protein and alcohol a week ahead of your retreat. Diet has always played an important role in all initiation rituals.
At the end of your dark retreat, you will come out into the open in the morning on your own and go for a walk in order to re-discover the miracles of mother-earth. This first contact with light and nature is an overwhelming experience that is likely to move you to tears. This experience of union often continues for weeks and establishes a deep balance in the soul.
Afterwards, you have the possibility of staying for a couple of days longer in order to slowly get used to civilization again.
Cost of the darkness retreat: the per diem allowance is € 127,00 (without food).
If you have any further questions, you are welcome to write me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org